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Private Key West Boat Tours

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World-class Key West destinations just a short boat ride away

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Private boat tours in the heart of paradise

Key West Boat Trips offers the perfect launch pad for your next Key West vacation. Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a day out on one of our tour boats or spend an evening kayaking the mangroves. Choose from snorkeling, swimming, sandbar hopping, or even a sunset dinner cruise! We’ll take you to exciting destinations like Mud Keys and Boca Grande – where you may see one of Florida’s most famous resident animals: dolphins!

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Key West Boat Trip Destinations

Mud Keys

This destination is only a short boat ride away. After just 30 minutes boat riding, we arrive at a mangrove maze made out of series of islands approximately 11 miles northeast of Key West. We will park our boat somewhere knee deep shallow, over a nice sandy bottom – so you can walk around and take pictures, swim or snorkel in turquoise water and sandbars.

Boca Grande

Do you want to see some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches? If so, then the Key West National Wildlife Refuge Island is one stop that should not be missed. It has a gorgeous natural beach and is 15 miles west of Key West. On your way there, you may spot dolphins playing in the water! We can also stop at the sponge garden off one of the islands for some snorkeling. The water here is only 5 feet deep, perfect for families who are looking for an adventure without getting too deep!

Snipe Point

The sandbar at Snipe Point is a popular destination for locals who spend their weekends boating. This island, often called “Snipes” – is extremely hard to find so boat rentals are unlikely to invade your space. You will be surrounded by locals and their families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life on this gorgeous beach area.

Our Guided tour packages

Let's go to your happy place

Key west Sunset Cruise

2 hours
Food: No

Sunset Cruise in Key West! We are headed to the sandbar and beyond, our skipper will take us out for a private boat tour into the backcountry waters. Watch as we anchor over the sandbar, reaching deep enough for you to jump from just above waist high water and get some awesome pics with the sun setting behind you – it’s really something special.

Starting From

$350

for up to 6 people

Key West Dinner Cruise

3 hours
Food: Yes

This Key West Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy beautiful scenery and a fresh seafood dinner with wonderful friends or family. The whole cruise experience includes an experienced captain taking you to the best location in Key West, with him cooking while you play in shallow turquoise water. You will thoroughly enjoy this unique adventure that people never forget.

Starting From

$650

for up to 6 people

Key West Lunch Cruise

3 hours
Food: Yes

This Key West Lunch Cruise starts off by getting on a boat ride that will drift through the beautiful backcountry waters. The boat will dock at its very own sandbar location where you are free to walk around or have an enjoyable swim in clear, shallow water. After snorkeling or simply staying on the boat, we will serve you freshly made lunch!

Starting From

$550

for up to 6 people

2 hours
Food: No

Mud Keys Mangrove Safari will have you feeling like a world explorer in our own backyard. After getting onto the boat, we’ll take you for a 30-minute cruise of backcountry waters to Mud Key Sanctuary! Upon arriving there, enjoy nature surrounding you and take pictures while soaking up the sun. You can walk around on the sandbar and swim if you’d like or just soak in all the gorgeous sights the area has to offer.

Starting From

$350

for up to 6 people

3 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 1 hour on sandbars
4 hours
1 hour boat ride each way 2 hours on sandbars
Food: No

On this Key West boat tour, you get to see not one, but several different sandbars. We’ll take only 25 minutes to go there on our epic excursion–but we’ll stop for as long as you want at those that interest you the most. All-in-all, it’s an experience unlike anything else offered here!

See the mangrove trails of Mud Keys and go mingle with locals at Snipe Point sandbar after. You will not want this day to be over.

Starting From

$450

for up to 6 people

4 hours
Food: No

If you are looking for some beach time on a remote island far far away – this boat trip is for you. Stop on the way for sponge garden snorkeling in just 5 feet of water. At the Boca Grande destination, you’ll take a break from your phone as you will not have any service there. Walk down the beach and enjoy looking at the beautiful turquoise colors of the water surrounding you. If you will feel like exploring further – we will take you near the neighboring islands Woman Key and Ballast Key for some more breathtaking sights. 

Starting From

$600

for up to 6 people

30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$350

30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$350

2 Hours
30-45 minute boat ride each way
1.5-2 hours anchored on the sandbar​
Availability : Year Round

Let us bring your family to that magical Key West beach that seems to only exist in calendars and magazines. Sit back, relax, and let the professional captains at Key West Boat Trips take you on backcountry excursion that you’ll never forget. With dozens of world-class destinations, just a short boat ride away, you’ll see why it’s one of the best things to do in Key West.

Starting From

$59.95

Boat Rental Vs Key West Boat Trips

Private boat tours are a great way to see the Florida Keys! The shallow waters can be dangerous for first timers, so it’s best if you let us do the driving! 🙂

Basic Boat Rental

  • Half day $425 plus fuel average cost of deck boat rental
  • Boating experience necessary
  • Very plain and basic boat with low HP motor
  • High risk of running aground in very shallow waters therefore possibility of extra cost to cover damages
  • Credit card hold for $1000+ to cover potential damages
  • Not likely to get to pretty locations as it takes knowledge of local waterways
  • You'll need to fill up the cooler with beverages

Key West Boat Trips

  • Half day $550 with fuel included
  • No previous boating experience needed
  • High end premium boat with 300HP motor
  • With the experienced captain driving no risk of
    running aground
  • No additional security deposits or credit card holds
  • Guaranteed to go to the prettiest destinations around
  • Cooler full of bottled waters and sodas topped
    with ice included

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

It has a flushable marine toilet for liquids only. The boat also has fresh water rinse so you can rinse yourself from salt water.

To some extent – yes. Sometimes we will have to because the weather isn’t always ideal and we want to stay in shallow, calm waters to keep the trip enjoyable.

No. All our trips are private. Just you, your loved ones and our captain.

Absolutely. Our boat has a premium amplified 9 speaker audio system and you can play music from your phone via Bluetooth.

We have an iced cooler with bottled waters and sodas. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks, beers and snacks.

Unfortunately not. We are limited to 6 passengers per our license and each child counts as one just like adults.

Yes. We can subcontract another boat for you with another captain from a trusted vendor. We would run side by side and raft up on the sandbar so you can spend that time together.

There is always a chance for that and we often do, however we can’t promise that you’ll see them because they swim around freely and do not hang out in the same place.

We do not. We are not a fishing charter and we think that our boat is just too pretty to have smelly fish guts all over it.

48hrs before the scheduled boat trip to get a full refund if you happen to change your plans. All our trips are weather permitting so we reserve the right to cancel your trip if we don’t think that conditions are safe – in this case you would get full refund also.

what our clients say

Based on 41 reviews.
Mauricio D
Mauricio D
2021-02-04
You Have to do it !!! All was Great! The experience is so incredible and Pawell is one of the most kindness Guy I ever know. 100% recommended.
Stacy S
Stacy S
2021-01-31
Best Day Ever Pawel was our host for our 4 hour afternoon trip. He is personable and knowledgeable, and planned our trip based on current conditions. The boat was nice and spacious for our party of 5. We followed dolphins, enjoyed the natural beauty of Boca Grande, and viewed a spectacular sunset. I highly recommend this company. It’s worth the extra time and distance to get to the marina and get your own memories started!
Martha
Martha
2021-01-30
Experience nature through your senses! If you want a unique experience where you can take in nature through your senses then this is the trip for you!! We chartered Key West Boat Tours for a 4 hour trip on the water. Our captain, Pawel, was both experienced and knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable with him as our guide. His boat was immaculate and he was very caring in helping us in and out . Our first stop was through some mangroves - like a water trail and he explained how the mangroves filtered the seawater into freshwater. We then enjoyed a ride across the open water and went to Snipes point which is a sandbar where you can walk in knee high water to an island. My husband, sister and I enjoyed the time and the peacefulness of it all. As we were returning to the dock we saw dolphins and Captain Pawel was able to follow the pod for a while as they played and jumped in and out of the water. We could almost touch them they were so close to the boat. It was a lovely experience and one that I would do again with Key West Boat Tours with Captain Pawel and recommend to anyone looking for something more than crawl on Duval.
LucyMcdoodle
LucyMcdoodle
2021-01-03
Aye aye my captain! Captain Mikey is smart, ambitious, and a lot of fun. He took us out for a little sandbar swim and made our sadness over it being the last day into a fantastic, funny, relaxing few hours. The company also cancelled a night kayak tour bc of the weather, which I respected. Thanks, y’all!!
Geovany Palma
Geovany Palma
2020-10-19
Excellent Pavel was a great host. Very easy to communicate with and we had an excellent Captain for our 4 hour cruise. 1pm - 4pm. A cellphone was left behind and the Host was able to locate it and ship it to the owner. Couldn’t be more satisfied with his service. Would definitely book again.
Cassie B
Cassie B
2020-09-12
Great experience! Such a great experience! We had a 3 hour trip planned from 1pm-4 but there was rain coming in at that time. They did a great job communicating with us and luckily our plans were flexible and we left a few hours late and had a perfect trip with great weather. There was Bluetooth and we were able to play music and had the entire sandbar to ourselves. Will definitely use them again!
Mauricio U
Mauricio U
2020-09-09
the Keys the best thanks people like them. Our favorite part of the trip experience was definitely the attention from everyone there since I mentioned that was my wife birthday and her first time on the keys. They really worked so hard on every details in our trip that my wife couldn't believe so much attention on her. We are extremely grateful with the owner, the captain, the tour guy on the Kayak...Amazing experience and definitely every penny that we expend really worth . Thanks for made us so special . We'll definitely be back.
BeerFaery
BeerFaery
2020-03-05
Ready to go again! These guys are so amazing! The chill vibe was so fantastic. Nothing like having your own personal boat to be on in the keys waters. Bluetooth made it possible to listen to our own music and set the vibe. Jack Johnson and reggae were our choices for the day. Your captain can whip you up tacos right there on the boat and has plenty of bottled water. We have done several boat rentals and this by far was the best. They take you out in the back country where it’s hard to navigate, making it look easy. If you want a relaxing day out in the water like the locals do it, then book with Key West Boat Trips!
Bryan K
Bryan K
2020-02-22
Cooking boat tour This is the best tour on the island he's an awesome chef he's knowledgeable of the area and totally a people person its like hanging out with your buddies once your on the boat we had so much fun we booked another tour the next day I highly recommend booking him you won't be disappointed

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